Grindr gets hack'd!

The all man-on-man hook-up site, Grindr, got hacked over the weekend.  According to reports, the invaders broke into users accounts and then posted them online.

This online invasion evidently mainly affected Australian users, but it was pretty brutal  The attackers evidently listed users’ Grindr users’ information on another site that displayed their screen names pseudonyms, passwords and bookmarked friends.

The website set up by the hackers allowed Grindr users to be impersonated, pictures to be changed as well as messages to be sent and received from their accounts without the Grindr users from even knowing.

Grindr’s management says that information such as addresses, chat logs, and credit card information aren’t stored by Grindr so those items were not accessible to the hackers.  And while they have admitted that the website was hacked, they aren’t giving out much information.

“Like other responsible companies,” Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai wrote in a blog post on the site, “we don’t comment on specifics of security enhancements or allegations about network issues.”

Without mentioning who hacked the Grinder site, Simkhai said the company behind the attack were taken down using legal actions.  He also says that a security pack is coming soon.

 

Written by Charles Winters

Charles Winters

Charles Winters is an online journalist, on-air personality and media developer from East Tennessee who resides in New York City. Winters is the founder, Chief Executive Officer at GaySocialites Media, the company that produces GaySocialites.com and queerplanet.net. You can e-mail him at charles@gaysocialites.com. You can read more about him on his Wikipedia page.



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